Fuenteseca

Fuenteseca

Fuenteseca Tequilas are the work of Enrique Fonseca, a legend within the agave world, known for his pioneering skills in creating tequilas which showcase the terroir of the agave, individual distillation techniques, and the differences in maturation with regard to barrel type and location. But his greatest achievement is his work in barrel-aging spirits for extended periods of time. Fonseca began to lay down casks of spirit in the early 1990s, when just about every other producer was thinking about how to get as much cheap swill into the gullets of the their unsuspecting customers as possible. Fonseca wanted to put into practice the techniques that he had learned during his time spent with single malt producers in Scotland. He had learned about the effect of copper on a spirit, the art of distillation using both pot and column stills, the sourcing of excellent oak casks, and the patience that is needed to see the product transform from a fiery young spirit to a deliciously complex and smooth beverage. Fonseca does not strictly adhere to one type of oak as is typically done in Mexico, and instead uses both American and European oak, American bourbon casks, Canadian rye casks, and a selection of both white and red ex-wine casks. He also moves casks from one maturation site to another so that the maturing agave can develop at different speeds depending on altitude, humidity levels, wind, etc. All of these factors have a bearing on the finished product.

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